Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.
Telus continues to see strong adoption of its TV and broadband services, adding 23,000 Telus TV subscribers and 15,000 high-speed Internet customers during the second quarter.
Telus continues to see what it calls a strong appetite for broadband data amongst the 3.8 million wireline customers it serves in Canada.
Telus has launched an ambitious plan to invest more than $1.2 billion to expand its wireline fiber and wireless networks to reach more customers in Quebec through 2016.
Telcos in Canada like Bell Aliant, Bell Canada and Telus are using their fiber optic networks to cut into the cable TV business stronghold and bring in their own batches of video subscribers, a research group says.
TELUS is realigning its top management team, promoting Joe Natale, its current chief commercial officer, as its new CEO.
Canada plans to allocate another $278 million over the next five years to extend and upgrade facilities to deliver broadband services in the country's rural and northern communities, according to an IT World Canada report.
TELUS is giving Canadian business customers another option to outsource their applications into a cloud environment, announcing that it has opened a new $67 million data center in Kamloops.
Allstream has become an even bigger competitive threat to Bell Canada and Telus in Canada's business service market by connecting more than 3,000 buildings to its 30,000 km fiber and IP-based network.
Sprint and T-Mobile US confirmed Thursday that they joined follow U.S. company Verizon Communications in declining to participate in Canada's 700 MHz spectrum auction, set for January.